Trip Duration
7 Days
Start/End Point
Maximum Altitude
5,364 m
Trip Difficulty
Best Season
Oct-Dec & Mar-May
Per Person US$ 2199

US$ 1899

Per Person US$ 2199

US$ 1899

Overview of Everest Base Camp Short Trek with Heli Return

Everest Base Camp Short Trek with helicopter return from Gorakshep to Lukla is a short trekking package on Everest. This trek is specially designed for those who have a very short time for trekking and want to reach the base camp of the world’s highest peak. 7 days Everest Base Camp Short Trek with helicopter return is a challenging trek full of adventure and extraordinary fun.

We are the first company to organize this Everest short trekking package to reach the Everest Base Camp and return to Kathmandu. Seven Days Short EBC Trek might not be perfect for all adventure trekkers, but it is definitely for those who are physically fit and have experience in hiking, and have a very short period of time to trek to Everest Base Camp.

7 Days Short Everest Base Camp Trek leads to Khumbu Valley, which shows you the real life of Sherpa and Tibetan Buddhism in the Himalayan culture of Nepal. During the trek, you will see the World Heritage site, Sagarmatha National park, along with the world-famous top adventure place on earth, Everest Base camp (5364 m), and high mountains.

Everest Base Camp Short Trek is the first choice of every adventure lover. One of the most famous trekking routes, Everest Base Camp, is truly an amazing adventure you should not miss out on. The short trek to Everest offers you magnificent views of gigantic mountains like Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Amadablam along with an experience of the Sherpa and Buddhist culture.

Highlights of Everest Base Camp Short Trek with Heli Return

  • We are the first company who start an Everest Helicopter return trek from Gorakshep to Lukla to  Kathmandu.
  • Spectacular views of the world’s highest mountains including Mt.Everest from the helicopter.
  • Enjoy the adventure of the world’s highest Sagarmatha National Park
  • Lifetime unforgettable Himalayan adventure trek with a local guide
  • Trek to the base of the breathtaking world’s highest Mt. Everest
  • Explore the biggest and oldest Buddhist Tengboche monastery
  • Breathtaking views of the Himalayas range from the viewpoint of Kalapatthar
  • Visit a school established by Sir Edmund Hillary in the mountain village of Khumjung
  • A decade of experienced local Sherpa guide including First-Aid, Oximeter to check pulse and heartbeat at high altitude.
  • Easy to book and quickly responded all online.
  • Local Trek Company with Everest base camp specialist.
  • Trek comfortably and get a 10 GB data pack.

Everest Base Camp Short Trek with Heli Return Itinerary

The best 07 Days Everest base camp trek detail itinerary with helicopter return from base camp. Seven days short EBC trek is the perfect trek for trekkers with good fitness including previous trekking experience.

Trekkers with short time helicopter return Gorakshep to Kathmandu recommended, rather than flying out from Lukla by plane.

Today is your first arrival day at Kathmandu. The representative of Life Himalaya will warmly welcome and pick you up from Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to your respective hotel with our private vehicle.

In the late evening, you will meet with our guide and discuss the 7 days Everest base camp trek in detail and make a trek preparation.

Overnight stay at M- Hotel, Hotel Jampa, Thamel Eco Resort in Kathmandu.  

Car 25 min.
Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
Altitude 1300 m.

Early morning we take a scenic flight to the Lukla. Lukla Airport is one of the most extreme and beautiful Airports surrounded by amazing landscapes.

After reaching Lukla we meet our porters and crew members there and they will pack your stuff after finishing packing we will trek up to the Namche Bazaar for Overnight.

During the trek to Namche Bazaar, you’ll pass through the most famous places like Phakding, and Monjo. Through trek to Namche, you can view the Different mountains like Amadablam, Lhotse, Pumori, and many other different giant peaks from its closest point.

Namche Bazaar is the capital of the Sherpa and the Tibetan people. In Namche, you can enjoy the Bar, Restaurant and you can also connect to the internet.

Overnight stay at the Hotel Namche or Himalayan Culture Home. 

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Flight 35min.
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3440m.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today after having breakfast we will climb uphill to the destination Tengboche/Debuche. During the trek, you’ll pass through the rhododendron forest, pine trees, and mountain river.

During the walk, you can see the scenic views of the Mt. Everest panorama, and the magnificent views of the mountains like Mt. Amadablam, Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse, and many more. Tengboche is the most famous destination for trekkers and Buddhist pilgrims.

Tengboche monastery is the oldest monastery made by the Tibetan Lama. Here you can explore the history of culture, and tradition of the Sherpa people.

Overnight stay at Himalayan Culture Home.

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Walking 5/6 hours
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 3860m.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today we trek from Tengboche Monastery to Dingboche which is a long and pretty hard walk. But is easy for those who have experience of walking and who are fit.

It takes 5-6 hours to reach the Dingboche. You’ll pass through the mountain valley, small pine forest, and the mountain river, capturing the most scenic views of the mountain of Everest region and mighty Mt.Everest.

Overnight stay at Hotel Tashi Dilekh or Good Luck Hotel.

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 4410m

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Throughout the trek, to the Lobuche, you’ll walk uphill and downhill. During the trek to Lobuche, you can see the Mani stone and a large number of praying flags. In Every Mani stone, there is a written name of the fallen trekkers, Sherpa, and climbers.

Trails offer you magnificent views of the Himalayan giant peaks and panorama including Everest, and mountain valley.

Overnight stay at Hotel National Park or Hotel Mother Earth

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 4940m

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Today is the day for fulfilling your dream to Everest base Camp. We will start our trek after having breakfast. Then we reach Gorakshep and enjoy our lunch. After having lunch we trek towards the final destination Everest base Camp.

After enjoying a scenic time at EBC we head back to Gorakshep. . Overnight stay at the best available tea-house in Gorak Shep.

Overnight stay at Hotel Everest Inn or Hotel Yeti.

Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude 5,364m

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Early morning climb to the top of Kalapatthar (5,545 m) which is one of the best viewpoints in the Himalayas of the Everest region to see Mt Everest. The early morning walk to Kalapathar from Gorakshep is approximately two hours. From Kalapatthar we can observe the 360-degree panoramic views with vibrant sunrise of snow-capped mountains.

From here we can see the face of Everest and deep into the Khumbu icefield. We can enjoy the incredible view of Mt. Everest, Khumbase, Pumari, Cho-Oyu, Khumbu Glacier, Ama Dablam, Everest Base Camp, etc.

Then trek down to Gorakshep and had breakfast. Then take a helicopter flight back to Lukla and we will Normal fly back to Kathmandu.

Meals B L

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner


What's Included

  • Airport pick up and drops international and domestic
  • Complete departure information, About trek, flight ticket, guide, altitude sickness, and reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary) and extra tour service before the trek starting
  • 01-night 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast only for itinerary A.
  • Helicopter Flight from near Everest base camp to Lukla
  • Flight from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu for members and involved staff & only 15 Kg luggage allowed. (10 kg Big bag & 5 kg hand bag)
  • Private transportation pick up and drops
  • Best Lodge accommodation & full board meals throughout the trek.
  • breakfast, lunch, and dinner included chosen from the lodge menu.
  • Twin-share lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • As per group size; experience, government license holder trek guide, helpful & friendly porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, transportation, accidental insurance for all staff.(1 assistant guide for 5 trekkers).
  • A warm Down jacket and seasonal sleeping bag will be provided during trekking (a Down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after the trip).
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 03 passport-size photos for permits).
  • Sagarmatha national park (Mt. Everest) trek permit fee.
  • Life Himalaya trekking bag/duffel bag, T-shirt, and Everest base camp trail map.
  • First Aid kits, for the staff and the groups including the oxi-meter.
  • Services coordination for emergency and rescue operations.
  • Government taxes & office service charges.
  • Achievement Certificate.

What's Excluded

  • Travel insurance that covers 6000m Emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa charge.
  • All beverages and other personal expenses.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses.
  • Battery charge, hot showers, internet & international phone calls.
  • Tips for Guide, Porter, and Drivers.
  • Service not mentioned above.

Note: Please Kindly bring Travel insurance | Passport | passport size photo at Orientation Meeting before the trek departure. All the distances are in approx.

All the garbage produced from our 07 days Everest Base Camp trek, We manage to bring those back to Kathmandu for recycling through the Garbage Management community. 

Route Map

7 Days Everest Base Camp Helicopter Return Trek - Route Map

Everest Base Camp Short Trek with Heli Return - Essential Information

How do we start the Everest Base Camp Short Trek?

A quick Everest Base Camp Short Trek starts from the scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the gateway of Everest. After reaching Lukla, we will start our trek to Everest. Lukla is a beautiful hall Himalayan town including Rai and Sherpa people. Lukla Airport is also known as the adrenaline airport for risky landing and takeoff.

We start our trek following the footprints of legendary Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. The 7 days Everest Base Camp Trek route traces us through the beautiful Sherpa village, Cheplung and ghat, suspension bridges, Mani Stones and praying wheels, etc. The first night of the Everest Base Camp Short Trek will be at Monjo.

We ascend towards Namche Bazaar also known as the capital of the Sherpa people. Today we will follow the Dudh Koshi river and the jungle of Sagarmatha National Park. As we ascend, we will pass through the suspension bridges over the roaring Dudh Kosi, viewing the beautiful waterfall and the introductory view of Kongde Ri (6,187 m) with many other snow-capped mountains.

We take our Sagarmatha National Park trekking permit at Jorsalle to get access to the Short EBC Trek. After passing Hillary bridge, we will climb to reach Namche Bazar. During the climb to Namche, we will also get a perfect first view of Mt. Everest.

Namche Bazar welcomes you with the large praying wheels and the beautiful gate full of the art of the Buddhist and Sherpa culture. Namche Bazar is the perfect place for exploring Sherpa, Tibetan culture, and tradition with lots of the history of the Everest region. Namche Bazar is a popular tourist hub and a perfect place to spend a night. Even being rural and untouched by any road transportation, you can get anything you want in Namche Bazar.

During the 7 Days Everest Base Camp Short Trek, after spending the night at Namche, we will walk towards the holy village called Tengboche, which has one of the oldest monasteries and the world’s highest monastery.

During the trial, you can see the spectacular view of the world’s highest mountain Mt. Everest (8,848 m), along with Lhotse (8,516 m), Nuptse (7,861 m), Pumori (7,161 m), Tabuche (6,542 m), Amadablam (6,812), Thamserku (6,623 m) and many more.

Every Everest climber gets blessed in the Tengboche monastery, which is the center of attraction for all Buddhist devotes. We will also attend the ceremony and grab the experience. People believe that this ceremony will give strength to walk higher and higher with a pure soul. After getting a new experience, we will descend towards debouche and rest overnight.

We are trekking inside the world’s highest national park, so during the 7 Days Everest Base Camp Trek, we will spot some endangered animals and birds on the way from Debouche to Dingboche. The Short EBC Trek offers us a mesmerizing magnificent view of the mountains of Everest.

As we ascend upwards, we have to maintain ourselves for the high altitude. Drink more water, eat veggies, and keep motivated every day to climb high and sleep low.

After passing Dingboche, we have to cross one of the highest passes, the Thuk-la pass (4,940 m). This day might be a hard day for you cause we have to climb to high altitudes. At the top of the Thukla pass you can, there are lots of shrines dedicated to those who lost their life on Everest.

Also, from the top of the Thuk-la pass, you’ll have an amazing view of panoramas of the mountains surrounding. The view cannot be explained in words, it’s just amazing.

On the last day, our trek starts from Lobuche (6,119 m) which is located just side of the Khumbu glacier. Passing through the stones and the ice guide will lead us toward Everest Base Camp. At Gorakshep, we will have our breakfast and then leave our backpacks and ascend towards Everest Base Camp.

Today is a special day for us; in the morning, you can capture the breathtaking view of stars and sunrise above Everest.

During the short trek to Everest Base Camp, you can see all the highest peaks and mountains of the Everest region like Lobuche east, Lobuche west, Khubtse, Nuptse, Lhotse, Everest, Pumori, Amadublum, and many more from its closest point. After achieving the destination we will trek back to Gorakshep and take a helicopter flight back to Lukla.

Best time for a Short Everest base camp trek

Many Trekkers come from different parts of the world to do short treks to Everest base camp. It becomes very important to know the precise time for trekking in these regions. In this kind of short trek, trekkers have very a short amount of time and a lot to explore and see. For that reason, the Trek period should be chosen at the exact time. The optimal periods for short Everest base camp treks are spring (March–May) and fall (September-November). These months offer the best combination of clear weather, moderate temperatures, and stunning mountain views. In these months the days are warm while the nights are chilly and good weather makes it perfect for trekking.

Many trekkers also choose the winter season to experience the snowfall but most of them avoid going in the winter due to low temperatures and more unpredictable weather. As for the summer/monsoon season, the desired adventure will not be achieved. You will have to face a lot of hindrances in this season because it rains frequently, and the paths will be wet, muddy, and moist. In addition to that operating the helicopter service under difficult circumstances is risky. So we don’t recommend even short treks this season.

Food and Accommodation

This short trek to EBC includes a stay at several beautiful Hotels and Lodges which provide traditional Nepalese hospitality coupled with delicious cuisine and comfortable sleeping quarters to give guests an unforgettable experience. At these hotels, you will find different choices of food items. The hotels provide local food items and also international cuisines like Continental, Indian, Italian and Chinese, and many more. Every night you’ll enjoy traditional Nepalese cuisine cooked with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Most of the time on this short trek to EBC, trekkers stay in standard tea houses and eat local cuisine there. Breakfast options include bread, jam, several types of eggs, tortillas, cookies, and more. Fried rice, Chowmein, Macaroni, Dumplings, soup noodles, and other dishes are available for lunch. Also in these lodges, beverage items are also served which include Tea, Coffee and juice, and Energy Drinks.

Accommodation facilities are pretty good in these lodges. The rooms are provided to trekkers on twin sharing basis. These rooms include a table, two beds, pillows, and a blanket. Only a few locations have attached restrooms and toilets. These lodges are clean and worth the price you pay. However, you have to add extra charges for facilities like Wi-fi, showering, and Charging electronic devices.

First Arrival and Departure at Kathmandu International Airport:

When you arrive at Kathmandu international airport, our representative holding a board of Life Himalaya Trekking Pvt. Ltd with writing your name on board front of the terminal door with heartily welcome and bring you to your hotel comfortably without any hassle.

After refreshing the hotel, you can meet with our managing director, and you’re trekking guide. During the meeting, our representative will brief all the necessary information, equipment, and highlights about your 07 days Everest Base Camp Trek.

After finishing the trip, we take you to Kathmandu international for the departure airport towards your destination.

07 days Everest Base Camp Trek itinerary and cost customization- Save your money:

The itinerary or trek duration could be changed or modified as per your requirements, interest, and length of your stay in our country Nepal. There are many disturbing factors such as weather, and politics; transportation may be the main reason to make changes in itineraries that are beyond our control.

The cost of the trip will be according to luxury, standard, and quality of hotel and lodge during the trek, star hotel in Kathmandu, experienced and language guide with porter, food and beverage, group size, duration and date of travel, and you’re timing and demand.

Life Himalaya Trekking has special offers and discounts for the family, student groups, as well as international travel groups from where you can save your money.

About flight Cancellation:

Regarding the Lukla flight at Tenzing Hilary airport, it is one of the most extreme and thrilling airports in the world. Mostly there is use twin-otter planes as a means of air transportation in the Nepalese sky.

The flight schedule is canceled and changes from time to time due to poor visibility, weather and climatic condition, and many other technical problems. So there is no guarantee for the flight to Lukla.

In case the flight is canceled and there is limited time for trekkers, they can charter a helicopter which will charge extra. Otherwise, wait in Kathmandu till the next day for the proper flight. If this is not possible too then we will provide an alternative trek to Annapurna Base Camp or any trip chosen by you.

Life Himalaya Trekking will provide on-time arrival and departure but in case of flight cancellation, you have to pay the cost of transportation yourself. Also, if you desire to stay in Kathmandu and wait the next day for a flight to Lukla you have to pay the cost of food & beverage as well as accommodation yourself.

Helicopter Return from Gorakshep (EBC) to Lukla to Kathmandu:

The trekkers have a choice of both Helicopter and Normal flight via Twin-otter. In 7 Days Short EBC Trek, there is a direct flight via Helicopter from Gorakshep to Kathmandu. There should be above three people required for a direct flight to Kathmandu, if there are less than three people he/she should pay a Single supplementary.

Trekkers can also take a Helicopter flight from Gorakshep to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu via a normal flight if who doesn’t want to pay a single supplementary.

We Life Himalaya Trekking Pvt. Ltd recommends trekker’s direct flight back from Gorakshep to Kathmandu via Helicopter because the flight schedule is canceled and change from time to time due to poor visibility, weather, and climatic condition so there is no guarantee for a normal flight on Lukla.

But, in the case of a Helicopter, there is no chance of cancellation and you can arrive at your one-time certain destination.

Single Supplementary:

The trekkers can also book a private trip to the Everest Base Camp Short Trek as per their demand and availability. There is a direct flight via Helicopter from Gorakshep to Kathmandu.

There should be above three people required for a direct flight to Kathmandu; if there are less than three people, he/she should pay a Single supplementary.

If you want to trek to EBC between March-May and September-November months, you have to pay a single supplementary. However, if there are more than three people or groups, the single supplement will not apply.

Further Information:

The trekkers should have to walk 6-7 hours per day, which will lead them to the Everest Base Camp. We Life Himalaya Trekking will provide a Government certified guide with an experienced porter and helper.

The trekkers must have some knowledge about the climatic conditions before trekking to EBC, and knowledge of proper and suitable equipment, clothes, and shoes, if not, our representative or guide will provide all the necessary information.

The trekkers must carry less baggage so that they could easily carry during the high Himalayas walk as well the porter will carry a maximum of 20 kg baggage.

Short Everest Base Camp Treks Summary:

In conclusion, the 7 Days Everest Base Camp Short Trek with Helicopter return is short trekking that will give you the opportunity to explore the Himalayas of the World’s highest ranges along with the Sherpa culture and tradition.

Suppose you have a short time for a holiday and still want to explore the high Himalayas with close-up views of Mount Everest and other peaks. You do not have to worry, Life Himalaya Trekking is here to help you. We have a 100% success rate on 7 days Everest Base Camp Trek with helicopter return.

If the seven-day trek is too quick for you and you want to have acclimatization days, then you have multiple options like 9 days of Everest base camp trekking, Short trekking to Everest Base Camp – 10 days, and Everest Base Camp Trek with a helicopter for 12 days.

Required Equipments for the Trip

Different types of equipments are required to fully enjoy your trip in Nepal. The required equipment may depend on the trip type, weather conditions, season and the maximum altitude of the trip.

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Everest Base Camp Short Trek with Heli Return - FAQs

What is the cost for short 7 days Everest base camp trek ?

Everest base camp short trek heli return trek cost is 1899 USD.  but group size and add-on services could make a short Everest helicopter trek different. if you are planning a short EBC trek with heli return in a group and all of the groups must fiscally fit and trekking experience for the  Everest short high altitude trek

Who can join 7 days short Everest base camp trek ?

7 Days short EBC trek is a challenging trek. For 7 days Everest base camp short trek you do not need any kind of technical training. But, we recommend physically and mentally fit and strong trekkers who can walk in high altitudes and have previous experience can make the  Everest base camp short trekking.

If you don’t have previous experience please don’t try this 7 days trek because it is very tough trekking at a high altitude in a short period and there is no acclimatization (rest) day. But if you want o do this trek first you must set in your mind that “yes I can do it” and Life Himalaya provides guaranteed services if necessary we will provide services as per your requirements as well as an experienced guide.

If trekkers got seek during the 7 days Everest base camp trek ?

7 days Everest base camp trek is a high altitude and challenging trekking. At the high altitude of Everest Base Camp, there is less density of oxygen. But, you do not have to worry if you got sick or injured at any place during the trekking, we have a well-trained guide for the primary first aid, so they will help you.

If primary aid can’t work and there is a case of emergency then we will rescue you by helicopter at any point during the trek. However, you should have travel insurance otherwise you have to pay yourself all the rescue charges. Sometimes we provide an extra Acclimatization day beyond the itinerary where the trip day increase as per your requirement and the payment will be extra.

Is there any risk for female and single trekker in the 07 days Everest Base Camp trek?

For 7 days Everest Base Camp trek and any other trekking in Nepal, Life Himalaya Trekking suggest you take a guide and porter with you for your safety. Many female trekkers and single trekkers are afraid that there is more risk for them, and they will hide their dream to Everest base camp. But in reality, there is no risk for any trekkers.

You’ll be safe in the hand of the Life Himalaya Trekking. Life Himalaya can give the guarantee that single female trekkers are safe to trek alone with our guide and porter. If necessary we will provide an experienced female guide for the female trekkers.

Private trek 07 days Everest base camp short helicopter possible?

Yes, we organize Everest base camp short trek with helicopter return every day departure. Choose your suitable date we will organize your life time trekking to Mt. Everest.

How far to Trek Lukla to Namche bazzar on short trek?

Lukla is the gateway to Mt.Everest base camp. Trek from Lukla to Namche Bazar takes 6 to 8  hours it is only 13.5km. On the short Everest base camp trek Heli returns trekkers trek Lukla to Namche bazaar in one day.

Can we fly Namche Bazzar for EBC heli return trek ?

Namche bazar is 3440m Yes it is possible to fly by helicopter in and out to Namche Bazar from Kathmandu and Lukla.

Can we take hot showers on Everest base camp short trek?

Yes, you can take hot showers during the short Everest base camp trek as you are sleeping in the teahouses. they have solar-heated water and Gas geyser hot showers. Not available places we will provide hot bucket water.

Wher is the Everest base camp top or bottom of Mt. Everest ?

Mt.Everest has two base camps north base camp in China Tibet and a south base camp in Nepal. Hight of the Everest base camp is 5364m and the address of the Everest base camp is  Solu Khumbu 44600 Nepal.

Where does everest base camp short heli return trek starts?

Best short Heli returns trek start from Lukla trekking through the classic route Namche bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep, base camp, and kallaptther 5550m.

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